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2019-2020 Campaign Institute Application

2019-2020 Campaign Institute Applications


Apply to be a part of our next Campaign Institute cohort.

Thanks for your interest in the 2019-2020 Campaign Institute, which begins fall 2019! Below, learn more details about the Institute, including more on locations served, more program information and requirements, and how to complete and submit your application ahead of the deadline on Friday, July 12, 2019.

If you’d like to take a peek into the experience of our Campaign Institute organizations, read more about Canine Inspired Change and their progress in our most recent cohort, or take a look at a recap of our inaugural Institute in 2017.

Counties Served in 2019-2020


Thanks to the generous support of the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundations, we are able to expand this year’s upcoming Campaign Institute to more communities in Minnesota. This year, our funding will allow us to open applications to nonprofits located in or primarily serving the Twin Cities East Metro (Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington Counties) and expand to nonprofits in 80 additional counties in Greater Minnesota.

As we have yet to be able to secure funding support for the Twin Cities West Metro, organizations located in and primarily serving Anoka, Carver, Hennepin, and Scott Counties are not eligible for this year’s cohort. We are committed to continuing to seek funding to offer the Campaign Institute to organizations in these four counties, and would value your feedback so we may share it with funders as we work to further expand this program.

Information and Requirements

Before applying for the RaiseMN Campaign Institute, please read the Information and Requirements for this year's program for more information on eligible organizations, the selection process and timeline, what you will learn, an understanding of the commitment level, and benefits to participants.

Application Process Video Walkthrough

In this 10-minute video, RaiseMN lead coach Leah E. Olm walks through the Campaign Institute application process and provides more information about the program now in its third year! All information in this video is covered in the written materials on this webpage, but if you’re more of a visual or conversational learner and want to learn more about the process, we created this with you in mind!

Submitting Your Application

All applications will be submitted via an online SurveyMonkey application form by 5:00pm CT on Friday, July 12, 2019.

For your convenience, we have also created fillable Microsoft Word and PDF versions of the application you may download to see what questions we are asking and draft your answers offline or with your team. However, final applications and materials must be submitted via the SurveyMonkey application form.

Application Deadline

All applications and materials must be complete and submitted by 5:00pm CT on Friday, July 12, 2019. You may learn more about the our selection timeline in the Information and Requirements document.

Contact Us

If you have questions about RaiseMN or the Campaign Institute, we’re happy to help! Please contact us at raisemn@givemn.org.